Asthma and allergies are caused by the unsought immune responses in the body which could be such intense so as to obstruct some of the fundamental processes of the body including the breathing. While allergies are broader in scope and can affect different regions like eyes, nasal passages, ear, throat & skin, asthma is a localized immune response in the bronchial passages in the lungs where the exchange of the oxygen and carbon dioxide occurs. This exchange gets aberrated when the immune responses strike the region which is called as the asthma attack. Asthma could be thus called an autoimmune disorder. It affects persons of all ages including children.